VP Joe Biden coming to Iowa next week

Alex Hanson

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Des Moines next week, the White House announced Friday afternoon.

Biden will travel to Des Moines on Thursday and speak about the administration’s economic agenda at Drake University.

Biden will also visit a Des Moines Area Community College and participate in a round table discussion.

The round table “will focus on the importance of helping more Americans go to college and the critical role that partnerships between community colleges and employers can play in helping Americans obtain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce,” according to a statement from the White House.

Additional details will be released in the coming days, according to the White House.

Biden’s trip comes as the Obama administration has been pushing for policies they say will benefit the middle class, including tax cuts for the middle class paid for by the wealthy and two free years of community college.

The trip, which will be Biden’s first to Iowa since he campaigned for candidates in the 2014-midterm elections, may fuel speculation that Biden is considering a run for President in 2016.